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Subungual wooden splinter visualized with bedside sonography.
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PMID:  22472661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: Bedside ultrasound has become increasingly important as an adjunct to clinical diagnosis and procedures in the emergency department. It is only recently that this modality, which involves no ionizing radiation, has become incorporated into the pediatric emergency department. We report a case of a 10-year-old boy with a suspected subungual wooden foreign body. Bedside ultrasound was used to identify and characterize the foreign body before removal and then to evaluate for any residual foreign body after removal. A brief review of the technique is presented, including the use of a water bath to enhance visualization of the object and decrease the patient's discomfort. This case highlights the utility of ultrasound in detecting radiolucent soft tissue foreign bodies.
Margie Teng; Stephanie J Doniger
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Division of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Stanford University, Stanford; and †Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA.
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